Articles written By Zoe de Ruyter
Zoë de Ruyter is part of the Mills Oakley Not-for-profit team, acting for charities and not-for-profit organisations on a range of matters including ATO endorsements, governance and regulatory compliance issues. Prior to joining Mills Oakley, Zoë had 3 years of legal experience in international commercial law, working in Sydney and South East Asia. She has worked on large scale litigation, advised commercial and government clients on market access and regulatory compliance, and worked on various statutory and policy reform projects.
Articles written by Ruth Pitt
Ruth is the Past President of the YWCA Canberra. Ruth commenced the Board Traineeship in 2008 and was appointed to the Board as an alternate Director during 2008-09. She was elected to the Board in October 2009 and served as Vice President in 2010-11. Ruth works as a science writer and editor, and has a background in population health, with a particular interest in women’s health.
Articles written by Joanne O'Brien
Joanne has an extensive practice across the not-for-profit sector particularly in the aged care and retirement village segment. Joanne is experienced in advising Boards on a range of issues including reviewing and improving constitutions, organisational restructuring, converting from one legal structure to another, mergers and acquisitions, tax endorsements, legal compliance and risk management. Her work is a reflection of a personal desire to work with the community and philanthropic sectors as a way of improving their performance but also putting some meaning into professional life.
Articles by Dianne Ball
Dianne has thirty years experience working in service organisations, mainly in the public and private health sectors and consulting with PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Her roles include senior management and executive positions including CEO Australian College of Health Service Executives, and General Manager Operations with McKesson Asia Pacific. She has several years experience as a non executive director and has Chaired board committees and working parties. Dianne’s particular work interests lie in organisational change, corporate governance, risk and strategy.
Articles by Anne Bryce
Anne Bryce has spent almost 30 years working within the Disability, Human Services and Health sectors. Anne has been with Achieve Australia since 2003 first taking the role of CEO of Hornsby Challenge in 2003, later renamed Achieve Foundation, leading the organisation through significant growth and a merger with The Crowle Foundation in 2009, growing the organisation from a $4.5million service provider in 2003 to a $10million enterprise by 2006. Achieve Australia, under Anne’s leadership, has grown into an over 350 employee organisation that supports over 500 people with disability through accommodation, employment and day services, whilst maintaining a strong focus on individual outcomes for people it supports.